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There was alot of hype going into the finale of TWD season 4 and man o man did it not disappoint. We come into this episode knowing that all the survivors from Team Prison are all heading to the place they call Terminus. A place that claims if you arrive then you survive. Its small glimmer of hope that gives the rundown group something to strive for which is something they have not had since there stronghold at the prison. From what we saw last week when Glenn and the group were coming into the gates of salvation things looked as though the place may be legit.
As the show starts we see Rick sitting up against a truck having flashbacks of Hershel trying to get Rick into a better state of mind after everything they had been through. When I was watching these parts it really showed me how much I miss Herschel and all his wisdom. So as the group are sitting at there camp talking. The group of thugs that Daryl is with, greet the three by pushing a gun to Ricks head and explains who they are and why they vow revenge. The other bandits have Carl and Michone wrapped up. Then here comes Daryl once he sees who the people are that the guys are wanting to kill and vouches for Rick. So the guys are not happy about that and start beating Daryl to death while the other guy has Carl pinned getting ready to rape the poor boy. I have been wanting Rick to deliver all season long and when he sees Carl in trouble he turns into the ultimate badass we know and rips the guys throat out like a papa bear then puts a massive overkill on the guy that was trying to hurt Carl. They make work of the bandits and then cap off the scene with Rick declaring Daryl his brother which was a favorite scene of mine probably all season.
So the group decide to take an alternate path off the train track as they come up on Terminus because like Rick said 'they wanted to see them first" which is a brilliant idea and thats whats kept them alive this long is because of Ricks leadership skills. As they start to split up we get to hear from Michone about her two pets that were with her when we first seen her. I never would have guessed in a million years that those pets were the two most important people in her life.
So as the group heads into Ternimus they run up on these mystery people who seem nice. The group checks out the scene a little and then sensing everything is ok they allow the people to search them. They are offered food and as everything seems to be going good Rick spots the guy has Herschels watch and the other one is wearing a poncho. Rick immedietly grabs one of the guys and places a gun to his head to find out where they got the stuff at. Then we get to see the peoples real colors and how things are not what they seemed. They try to make a getaway and eventually run into a dead end and have people aiming guns at them from everywhere. They quickly surrender to keep from Carl being hurt. They are told to get into a train car where the other survivors emerge from the shadows.
The new members (Abraham, Eugene, Tara, and Rosita) are introduced as friends and Daryl quickly affirms that they are now friends of theirs as well. Abraham interjects a statement that they may not all be friends for long. But Rick, says “No!” “They’re gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out.” Which leaves them all (and viewers) a bit puzzled. But he finishes the sentence by saying “they’re screwing with the wrong people!”
I will say that I thought this was a great finale and it shows that you dont have to kill off a major character to make the finale a good one. All up until now I really didnt know where they were taking all this but now that I look back it seemed as though one of the major aspects of the season were Rick shaping up to be the badass we all love and know. We still do not know much about the residence of Terminus other than they have lots of guns, there guard sucks at patrolling the perimeter, there sniper has terrible aim, they have a creepy ritual room and there grill is quite large. I guess we will have to wait 6 months to find out more.
Hope to hear everyone thoughts on the finale